Bites & Sips
Indulge in New Orleans and southern style grub and drinks to toast to Mardi Gras revelry. Featuring DC's top restaurants, bars and mixologists -- see participants for the full list.
DC's top mixologists will compete to serve the most creative Hurricane cocktails as party-goers go head to head for the best costume award. Winners will be awarded major bragging rights and a one-of-a-kind custom made bejeweled trophy.
Boogie the night away with live musical performances.
Coming to Union Market's Dock 5 on Fat Tuesday - February 13, 2018 - the Mardi Gras Extravaganza will bring together some of the DC area's best Southern-inspired restaurants, chefs, bars, mixologists, breweries and live music for a night of N'awlins style fun benefiting DC Central Kitchen and Saint Bernard Project.
- David Guas - New Orleans native and chef / owner of Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery
- Spike Mendelsohn - Chef / owner of Good Stuff Eatery / Sunnyside Restaurant Group
- Micheline Mendelsohn Luhn - Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Sunnyside Restaurant Group
- Gina Chersevani - Mixtress / owner of Buffalo & Bergen and the drinks truck Suburbia
Mardi Gras Extravaganza is more than an opportunity to celebrate Mardi Gras. The event promotes the culture and traditions of New Orleans while raising funds for two nonprofit organizations. Through every ticket purchased, proceeds will go to the St. Bernard Project [SBP] and DC Central Kitchen. SBP.
About St. Bernard Project [SBP]
Founded in 2006 following Hurricane Katrina, SBP continues its mission to shrink the time between disaster and full recovery by ensuring that citizens and communities recover in a prompt, efficient and predictable manner. SBP has rebuilt homes for more than 1,170 families with the help of 150,000 volunteers. LEARN MORE
About DC Central Kitchen
DC Central Kitchen is a nonprofit developer of innovative social ventures that break the cycle of hunger and poverty. DCCK fights hunger differently by using career training, job creation, and sustainable business practices to strengthen local food systems and reduce disparities in health and economic opportunity. LEARN MORE